The Source (La source des femmes)

2011

The Source (La source des femmes) (2011)

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The story takes place in current times, in a small village somewhere between North Africa and the Middle East. The women fetch water from a mountaintop spring in the blazing sun. They've done that since the beginning of time. Leila, a young bride, urges the women to launch a love strike: no more cuddling, no more sex until the men run water into the village. -- (C) Cannes

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Critic Reviews for The Source (La source des femmes)

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The good intentions are obvious, but a bit more crunch is sorely needed.

May 15, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Based on a true story, The Source is a passionate but sometimes heavy-handed argument for gender equality in the Middle East.

Aug 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Offers an interesting and beautifully made picture of some important issues surround women's rights in patriarchal societies.

Aug 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The mix of female empowerment and Middle eastern colour is kept just on the right side of schmaltzy by firecracker turns from Leïla Bekhti as the headstrong strike-leader and Biyouna as a formidable widower.

May 30, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Often rather moving...

May 20, 2012 | Full Review…

The sheer injustice at the heart of an overlong tale still creates an automatic sympathy for the women, sisters in a way to the women in Made In Dagenham.

May 18, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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